Milia Removal Tips

Milia are tiny little white bumps or cysts that appear under the skin that both adults and children can get. They may resemble acne pimples, but they are really a completely different type of skin breakout.They may appear as reddened or inflamed spots, as well as the usual tiny white or yellow colored bumps. They are about one or two millimeters(1-2 mm) in size and can show up as single bumps or in clusters.
There are several milia home remedies which are very effective and can be applied from the home.

What causes Milia?

Milia are caused by dead skin cells that are trapped on the surface of the person’s skin. They often appear around the eyes, nose and sometimes near chin and can be caused by things such as too much exposure to the sun or by exfoliating the skin too roughly. Babies can even get them on their face from birth trauma, but adults get them in the area of their sweat glands.
Milia are non contagious, painless and completely harmless, but many people don’t want them on their skin and they seek to remove them either at home or by a doctor.

How to Get Rid of Milia

Sometimes milia bumps disappear spontaneously, but other times you will need to seek out a dermatologist to get rid of milia. If it is a mild outbreak, you may be able to get rid of these annoying spots through skin exfoliation.
In order to try this method, you must follow these steps:
  • Rinse the skin where you have the milia breakout. Wash the area gently with an exfoliating product. It doesn’t have to be done roughly, as this could damage the skin more. Then, pat the skin dry using a soft cloth.
  • Next, put some Vitamin A cream on the area. This type of cream is very good for removing milia and it sometimes also keeps new breakouts from occurring. You can also try facial peels to get rid of milia. Just don’t use them all the time, as overuse can damage your skin

Milia Treatment

Consult your Dermatologist for Milia Treatment
If home methods don’t work, then you will have to see a dermatologist. This special skin doctor can use stronger types of microderm abrasion or facial peels made of glycolic acid. Or, another method used by skin doctors is to actually cut out the offending milia bumps by cutting open the skin and using a sort of pressure to pop them out. This extraction method shouldn’t be tried at home, because you could introduce bacteria into that area or damage your skin further.
Milia Honey Treatment- Honey is a natural antioxidant and honey paste along with jojoba oil can be applied on the milia affected area.

Milia Removal

Before you try any sort of process to remove milia from your skin, you need to find out for sure the extent of your problem. A dermatologist will examine the milia breakout and make sure that it isn’t some other form of skin problem. A skin doctor can remove milia without causing any scarring if it doesn’t go away on its own.

* The processes used by a doctor involve either the aforementioned extraction process, or by laser or cauterization procedures. Some of these procedures may temporarily leave little red marks where the milia were located, but these usually fade in about 24 hours.

In kids you don’t have to be concerned with milia removal as they normally clear up all by themselves in only a few weeks. But with adults, this is not usually the case, and that is why it is sometimes necessary to call in a skin doctor for help. Plus, some to the kinds of milia that adults are afflicted with is more deeply set inside the skin, so a doctor would be needed to remove them. It is dangerous to do it yourself and can cause major scarring.

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